Women’s Leinster Division One
Glenanne 3 (Paula Fitzpatrick 2, N Ward) UCD 4 (Lisa Jacob 2, Valerie Sexton, Kerry McComish)
UCD bounded up into a share of third place with Corinthian, taking advantage of the IHL side’s inactivity in the domestic league as they edged a 4-3 thriller against Glenanne at St Mark’s.
Indeed, the Tallaght club almost nicked a share of the spoils in the game’s dying moment from a penalty corner, awarded then disallowed and subsequently reinstated on the final whistle. UCD, though, cleared their lines to hold on to all three points.
The students went 2-0 up courtesy of Lisa Jacob’s double from play before the Glens pulled one back with a straight corner strike.
Valerie Sexton scored against her former club to make it 3-1 at half time but the hosts were right back in the game with a shot from the edge of the circle and levelled at 3-3 with a neatly worked deflection. Kerry McComish, though, scored what proved to be the winner from a penalty corner deep into the second half.
Bray 1 (W Adams) Corinthian 2 (Laura Delany, Susie Geoffroy)
Corinthian came from a goal down to move into third equal in the standings as their good early season form continued with victory in Bray.
Bray hit the front but Laura Delany levelled matters before Susie Geoffroy won the game with a top-class goal amid the blustery conditions on the seaside. Their third win this term jumps them above Hermes and Old Alex for the time-being though both sides have two games in hand.